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A STAR IS BORN

BRADLEY COOPER (Jack) is a four-time Oscar nominee making his directorial debut this fall with "A Star Is Born." He recently wrapped production in Clint Eastwood's "The Mule," and was heard lending his voice to the character Rocket Raccoon in the blockbuster "Avengers: Infinity War." Four years ago, Cooper took on the iconic role of John Merrick in "The Elephant Man" at the Booth Theater on Broadway, opposite Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola. The critically acclaimed performance garnered him a Tony nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, an Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Play, a Drama League award for Outstanding Distinguished Performance and a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Play. The Broadway production received five Tony nominations, including Best Revival of a play. Following the success of the play in New York, Cooper reprised the role of John Merrick in a six-week limited run of the play in London at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in the West End, directed by Scott Ellis, alongside the original Broadway cast. Cooper originally performed the role on the Nikos Stage at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in the summer of 2012, also directed by Ellis, also alongside Clarkson and Nivola.

In 2014, Cooper produced and starred in Clint Eastwood's critically acclaimed, Oscar-nominated film "American Sniper," which became the top grossing film of 2014 distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Cooper's performance as celebrated navy seal Chris Kyle and his role as producer garnered him his third and fourth Oscar nominations and a Producers Guild Award nomination. The film was based on an adaptation of the autobiography of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, American Sniper: The Autobiography of The Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History. Cooper originally optioned the book under his production company, two years prior to making the film. Also in 2014, Cooper was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal as the unhinged FBI Agent Richie DiMaso in the David O. Russell drama "American Hustle," starring opposite Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence. "American Hustle" was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Cooper received nominations for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, a Satellite Award and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The cast received the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

That same year, Cooper lent his voice to the character Rocket Raccoon in the surprise smash action-adventure "Guardians of the Galaxy," directed by James Gun. He voiced him again in the 2017 sequel, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," also directed by Gunn.

In April 2013, Cooper starred opposite Ryan Gosling in the critically-acclaimed film "The Place Beyond the Pines," directed by Derek Cianfrance. Cooper portrayed the character of Avery, a rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective. The film was recognized by the National Board of Review as one of their top 10 films of 2013.

Earlier that year, Cooper starred opposite Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis in "The Hangover Part III," the third installment of the comedy trilogy. Cooper also starred in the previous installments, all directed by Todd Phillips, which collectively grossed over $1.4 billion globally. "The Hangover Part II" smashed opening weekend records for an R-rated comedy, and "The Hangover," which grossed $469.2 million worldwide, still ranks domestically as the highest grossing R-rated comedy ever.

In 2012, Cooper was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Pat Solatano in the comedic drama "Silver Linings Playbook." The film, directed by David O. Russell and starring Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro, was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Cooper was recognized by the National Board of Review for Best Actor and won the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor in a Comedy. Cooper also received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical and a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, as well as nominations from the Independent Spirit Awards for Best Male Lead, and the BAFTA Awards for Best Actor in a Lead Role.

In March 2011, Cooper starred opposite Robert De Niro in the box office hit "Limitless," which marked Cooper's first starring role in a feature film, directed by Neil Burger. Cooper also served as a producer on the film.

Cooper's additional film credits include: Todd Phillips' "War Dogs"; David O. Russell's "Joy"; "Burnt"; "The Words"; "The A-Team"; "New York I Love You"; "He's Just Not That Into You"; "Hit and Run"; "Yes Man"; "All About Steve"; "Wedding Crashes"; "Wet Hot American Summer"' "Aloha"; and "Serena."

Cooper made his Broadway debut in the spring of 2006 in Joe Montello's production of "Three Days of Rain," opposite Julia Roberts and Paul Rudd. In July 2008, he joined the cast of the critically acclaimed Theresa Rebeck play "The Understudy," which premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival to rave reviews and sold out performances.

On television, Cooper most recently reprised his role as Ben in the Netflix remake "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp." His other television credits include: "Alias," in which Cooper portrayed Will Tippin; the F/X Drama "Nip/Tuck"; Fox's single-camera comedy "Kitchen Confidential," based on the trials and tribulations of renowned chef Anthony Bourdain; "Jack & Bobby"; and a guest appearance on "Sex and the City."

In 2012, Cooper entered into a two-year first look deal with Warner Bros. for his production company 22nd & Indiana Pictures, under which "American Sniper" was produced. Three years later, Cooper partnered with longtime friend and collaborator Todd Phillips, and combined their production companies to form Joint Effort under Warner Bros., which has produced "War Dogs," "Joy" and "A Star Is Born." Cooper and Phillips are currently developing "Black Flags," a television series based on the book, Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, which they will executive produce.

Born in Philadelphia, Cooper graduated with honors in the English program at Georgetown University. After moving to New York City, he obtained his Masters in the Fine Arts program at the Actors Studio Drama School.

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